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Architects will love Nendo’s new bag for Tod’s
The acclaimed Japanese studio designs a multi-purpose bag with architects’ needs in mind for Italian brand Tod’s.
Nodus’ 2015 collection of rugs
The luxury brand’s latest collection includes designs by Maarten Baas, Matali Crasset and Studio Job.
Gabrielle Raaff helps raise funds for young burn patients
The regarded artist supports non-profit organisation Surgeons for Little Lives in its new rehabilitation programme.
Old buses become showers for the homeless
Lava Mae is a non-profit organisation that transforms buses into mobile showers for the thousands living on the streets of San Francisco.
70 ways to repurpose the iconic Picardie glass tumbler
5.5 designstudio mark Duralex’s 70th birthday with an exhibition of clever ideas to transform the brand’s Picardie glass.
Hip hop artist Akon’s grand solar energy plan for Africa
The Grammy-winning artist opens a school to train a new generation of African entrepreneurs and roll out delivery of solar energy.
Cocoon Light by Clarisse Design
Durban-based studio Clarisse Design launches a light inspired by the silk web of a cocoon.
5 tips for young architects from Thorsten Deckler
Thorsten Deckler, the co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the industry.
Beyond Entropy Africa: A new kind of common ground in Luanda
The Angola-based architecture group Beyond Entropy Africa brings radical change to an urban sprawl with a single plant.
Seven films about African creativity at Encounters
These films at the annual Encounters documentary festival probe compelling issues at play in Africa’s creative landscape.
Alejandro Aravena’s UC Innovation Centre wins 2015 Design of the Year Award for Architecture
London’s Design Museum selects the Chilean’s university building over 15 other acclaimed nominees.
William Kentridge’s "Lulu" debuts at the Dutch National Opera
The South African artist brings a foreboding theatrical vision to Alan Berg’s famous liberetto piece.
Rainbow window art brightens up Buitenkant Street
Andrzej Urbanski and Pierre Le Riche illuminate a Cape Town storefront with a tapestry of colour.
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